February 25, 2013
Nassau County Police have investigated several instances of a telephone scam that either threatens family members in return for money or indicates that a loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of money. In all of the instances a male caller with a Spanish accent states that a family member was kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident and the victim needs to send money usually through Western Union to save or help the family member. In 2 of the recent investigations a threat of serious physical injury against the person being held was used. This information is being provided to residents to make them aware of this ongoing telephone scam and to report any similar incidents to the Nassau County Police Department.
If you believe you may have been a victim of this scam, please call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible are asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls remain anonymous.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501
Thomas V. Dale, Police Commissioner
Edward P. Mangano, County Executive
Sponsered by the Concerned Citizens Neighbor-to-Neighbor Watch
Location: Somerset Gardens Senior Living, 150 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview
Home Security & Safety Tips From the
Nassau County Police Department
Due to the annual increase of Burglaries at this time of year, the Commanding Officers of the Second Precinct ask that we share the following information with you:
What burglars look for:
The appearance of being unoccupied
No lights on and are dark at sunset
No car in the driveway
Mail sticking out of you mailbox
Papers on the front lawn or stoop
Curtains that are closed during the daylight hours
Doors and windows blocked by shrubbery
Burglary Prevention Checklist:
Prune overgrown shrubbery that hides windows and doors
Make alarm stickers visible on doors and windows
Keep a car in the driveway
Do not have packages left in doorway; arrange for a delivery time that you or a neighbor can pick them up
Do not leave garbage cans at the curb all day; use plastic bags instead of cans
Install outside motion detection lights at the corner of your home
Secure Your Home
Install deadbolts in your doors
Install timers on lights around your home and have them go on and off at
Insure that sliding glass doors and windows have metal pins or a metal bar
Installed to prevent being pried open
Do not place valuables I bureau drawers in the master bedroom; this is
the first place where the burglar looks. Lock valuables in the attic or basement
Be alert. Call and report any suspicious activity you notice especially in your or your neighbors backyard. Call 911 or the Second Precinct at 573-6200.
Residents voiced concerns while police gave their best advice on how to stay safe at December 2011 public forum on crime.
Candlelight Vigil to be held at
Plainview’s 9-11 Memorial
The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community, Inc., cordially invite the community to a Candlelight Vigil to mark the 10th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and to honor all of those we loved and lost.
Please join the organization at 7:00PM on Monday, September 12, 2011, at the new “Plainview 9-11 Memorial Garden” and home of the World Trade Center Artifact on the corner of Old Country Road and Hope Drive in Plainview (across from the Plainview Diner). The evening will feature, a candlelight vigil, an opportunity to pay personal tribute to the memories of our friends and neighbors, all those affected by this horrific event, and honor the brave first responders.
The Concerned Citizens look forward to the community’s participation at our hometown evening of remembrance.